Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +1.5
Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts (4-2) head to Ford Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Lions (3-3). Detroit opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Indianapolis Colts come into this game with a record of 4-2 for this year. The last time they took the field they faced the Cincinnati Bengals and won by a score of 31-27. Philip Rivers went 29/44 with 371 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 21 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 60 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 5.0 yards per tote. Marcus Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 108 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 21.6 yards per reception in the game. The Indianapolis Colts ended up running the ball 15 times and racked up a total of 59 yards which had them averaging 3.9 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 60 plays for 430 yards. On the day, the Colts racked up 23 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Indianapolis conceded 25 completions on 39 throws for a total of 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. In the running game, the Colts conceded 98 yards on 32 carries which is an average of 3.1 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up 398 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Colts have tallied 2,179 total yards over the course of this season. As a unit they hold an average of 98.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 28th in the league. In terms of scoring, Indianapolis has earned 7 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Indianapolis Colts are averaging 26.2 points per game. The Colts rank 4th in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 19.2 PPG. They are allowing 3.5 yards per running attempt and 88.3 rushing yards per contest this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 530 yards via the ground game in 6 games. Concerning passing yards, the Colts have conceded 1,198 yards which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. Over the course of their 6 games played, they have relinquished 199.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.9%. During this campaign, they are conceding 288.0 yards per game which puts them 2nd in football.
The Lions head into this game 3-3 for this year. In their last game they played the Atlanta Falcons and ended up getting the win by a score of 23-22. Adrian Peterson led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 29 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 2.6 yards per run. Kenny Golladay was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 114 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch in the game. Matthew Stafford went 25/36 with 340 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 21 times and racked up a total of 64 yards giving them an average of 3.0 yards per rush. Overall, the Lions had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 50 yards. In all, they ran 59 plays which added up to 386 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Detroit allowed 31 completions on 42 throws totaling 322 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 388 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Lions allowed 66 yards on 26 carries which is an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
During the season so far, the Lions currently sit at 1,474 passing yards as well as an average of 245.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 20th in the league. The Detroit Lions are averaging 354.2 yards/game which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They average 108.5 run yards per game and have run for 651 yards for this season. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Lions are ranking 15th in the league holding an average of 26.0 PPG. The Lions are ranked 20th in the league in relation to team defense, giving up 27.5 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per tote and 131.8 yards on the ground per game this season. For the season, they have conceded 791 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to passing yardage, the Lions have conceded 1,492 yards which ranks them 13th in football. During their 6 games played this season, they have surrendered 248.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.2%. Overall, they are allowing 380.5 yards per contest which puts them 22nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts -1.5
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